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Tristram Hunt – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Today, Tristram Hunt’s latest attempt to secure half a million teacher votes already alienated by Gove came in the form of the linked Guardian article. On the face of it, an attempt to perhaps repair the damage of his ludicrous “Teacher Oath” idea which became the most roundly ridiculed concept the educational world had seen since Gove’s personal draft of the History national curriculum. 1,489 more words

Education Policy

Work Groups Continue Developing New Learning Standards in Missouri

Yesterday, I was in Jefferson City with a dedicated group of people committed to developing new K-5 math standards. Each of us was tapped for the task by a state lawmaker or by an education group within the state. 462 more words

Education Policy

714,000: is that a big number?

The first blog in our ELECTION 2015 series by Geoff Gee

In their guide to making sense of statistics, The Tiger That Isn’t, Blastland and Dilnot make various recommendations for how to understand the significance of a number. 753 more words


Some teachers paid for first day back, others claim they weren't

When teachers went back to work on September 19 to set up their classrooms, they were told it would be a paid day.

In some districts around the province, teachers say they haven’t been paid for that day, although it’s complicated to work out the truth. 534 more words

B.C. Education Report

No way back to Kansas: The wider context of Thursday's course

“Mr Werdelin has developed a propitious educational project whose significance is as far reaching as its necessity in today’s big education debates…

- Mujadad Zaman, MPhil Educational Research Methods , PhD student candidate at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University. 1,209 more words

Cooperative Learning

Communicating in many languages

“Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” (Genesis 11:7, KJV)

Genesis tells the story of the Tower of Babel, which ends with the Lord scattering the people across the world and giving them different languages. 756 more words

Education Policy

The Teacher Advocate.

I’ve always been a big fan of advocating for public schools. I teach in a public school and am a product of North Carolina public schools, all the way up to the university level. 1,862 more words